Federal

Bill Introduced in Congress Would Ban Internet Cigar & E-Cigarette Sales, Flavored Tobacco

A new bill introduced in Congress would drastically change the U.S. federal government’s laws regarding tobacco products, most notably, banning the sale of cigars online…

FDA Cigar Lawsuit Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

Anyone hoping for updates in the lawsuit involving three cigar trade groups and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will have to wait until…

Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Sales Tax for Online Purchases

The Supreme Court has ruled states can require online retailers to collect sales tax even if they have no physical presence in a state, a…

Premium Cigar Exemption, Predicate Date Change Included in FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congress will once again take up the issue of whether to reverse or modify regulations from premium cigars, though this time the strategy is a…

D.C. Court Rules in Favor of FDA in Cigar Regulation Lawsuit

The cigar industry has lost in a major court battle involving FDA regulations. U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ruled in favor the U.S….

Cigar Exemption Not Included in FY2018 Omnibus

Once again Congress will pass a spending bill that contains no relief for cigars. The long-awaited FY2018 spending bill, a process commonly known as an…

FDA Announces ANPRM on Flavored Tobacco Restrictions

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is once again asking for input from the public about tobacco, this time about flavored tobacco. Today, FDA…

CAA, CRA & IPCPR Write Open Letter to Congress Regarding Omnibus Bill

The three largest cigar trade groups are asking Congress for help. A letter from the Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA)…

Why The Government Spending Bill Is Important to Cigars, An Explainer

Omnibus. Continuing Resolutions. Agriculture Bill. DACA. Freedom Caucus. Those things are all important to cigars. It’s the end of the year and as has become…

Senators Introduce Bill to Raise American Smoking Age to 21

Eleven Senators have introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in the United States. The Tobacco…

FDA Publishes Guidance on Free Sample Ban

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has published its most recent thoughts on its ban on “free samples” of cigars and other products and…